Chapter NineWorking with Video

The rapid growth in high-speed access to the Internet has made video one of the most popular features in Flash. Unlike other forms of video whose players vary between platforms, Flash video works identically on any computer that has a recent version of the Flash Player. And because Flash video can be controlled by ActionScript, any developer can easily create a custom video player with its own unique style and functionality. It’s no wonder that popular video sites such as MSN Video and YouTube use Flash Video as their delivery format.

Digital video is a huge topic, and using it to its full potential requires more technical information than this book can offer. By reading this chapter, however, you’ll ...

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